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2013-04-23 08:46:13 AM
Hopefully we're at the beginning of an "Michael Bay's Apology Of The Day" tour.
 
2013-04-23 09:15:29 AM
Armageddon isn't even in the top five of Things Michael Bay Needs to Apologize For.
 
2013-04-23 09:15:55 AM
Armageddon was Bay's best film, next to The Rock. Plus he was apologizing for the VFX so he still doesn't get it. Not that he has to.
 
2013-04-23 09:49:24 AM
It started out strong (and even emotional), but once they got to the meteor, i was really hating it.
 
2013-04-23 09:50:16 AM
Armageddon was a fun ride.  Who cares about the science, when you just want to see shiat blow up?
 
2013-04-23 09:50:22 AM
How about apologizing for turning Optimus Prime into a cruel murdering braggart.
 
2013-04-23 09:50:55 AM
So I can expect my money back???
 
2013-04-23 09:51:01 AM
Did hell just freeze over?
 
2013-04-23 09:51:05 AM
Bring on the Michael Bay hate thread.

He doesn't need to apologize for Armageddon, we knew from the premise what we were getting into. Apologize for Transformers, Pearl Harbor and (i'm assuming) Ninja Turtles.

The Rock and BB are fine.
 
2013-04-23 09:56:51 AM
The people sitting next to me in the theater who were crying at the end of it need to apologize. That was embarrassing.

/Also, I need to apologize for having seen it in the theater. In my defense, it was my date's idea.
//we didn't last long
 
2013-04-23 09:58:36 AM

metallion: Armageddon was a fun ride.  Who cares about the science, when you just want to see shiat blow up?


+1
 
2013-04-23 10:00:08 AM

MichiganFTL: Bring on the Michael Bay hate thread.


I'm getting in on this, too. I don't wanna miss a thing.
 
2013-04-23 10:02:34 AM
Armageddon was predictable stupid. He has no need to apologize for it, no one was expecting it to be "good".

Now Peal Harbor, on the other hand...

/although I must confess that the first time I ever loudly belly-laughed out loud in a movie theatre was when FDR got out of his wheelchair and said "I'll show you impossible!"
 
2013-04-23 10:02:58 AM
Steve Buscemi's best role
 
2013-04-23 10:06:51 AM

Sybarite: Armageddon isn't even in the top five of Things Michael Bay Needs to Apologize For.


THIS!  Jebus, Armageddon wasn't that bad.  Sure the science wasn't great, but most action movies involving science have sucky science (including the new Star Trek, yeah JJ Abrams, it was an action movie, not a science fiction movie).  The movies that he really needs to apologize for are the Transformer movies.  Seriously.  Just look at this POS...

farm3.staticflickr.com

ROBOT BALLS?!?!
 
2013-04-23 10:10:53 AM
I liked Armageddon. It wallowed in its ridiculousness and was actually fun because of it.

Apologize for Pearl Harbor, Bay, and we'll be getting somewhere. That was a cruel mockery of a significant historical event. For shaaaaaaaame!
 
2013-04-23 10:11:04 AM

PizzaJedi81: MichiganFTL: Bring on the Michael Bay hate thread.

I'm getting in on this, too. I don't wanna miss a thing.


You think that you are sneaky, but I see what you did there.  I see it.
 
2013-04-23 10:11:52 AM

Sybarite: Armageddon isn't even in the top five of Things Michael Bay Needs to Apologize For.

 
2013-04-23 10:12:38 AM
I loved Armageddon.  Not in my top 10 movies or anything,  but it is a good guilty pleasure movie - like Practical Magic.
 
2013-04-23 10:12:51 AM
What always kills me about Armageddon is the sloppy way it was put together. You can just tell the opening scene on the oil platform was tacked on late in the game, and the montage where the government collects Bruce Willis's team was really th first time we were supposed to see these characters. It's especially jarring with Ben Affleck's character who was fired, then within a matter of days is running his own oil company that seems to have been around for years.
 
2013-04-23 10:14:55 AM

PsyLord: Sybarite: Armageddon isn't even in the top five of Things Michael Bay Needs to Apologize For.

THIS!  Jebus, Armageddon wasn't that bad.  Sure the science wasn't great, but most action movies involving science have sucky science (including the new Star Trek, yeah JJ Abrams, it was an action movie, not a science fiction movie).  The movies that he really needs to apologize for are the Transformer movies.  Seriously.  Just look at this POS...

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x267]

ROBOT BALLS?!?!


omg.  do not even remind me!! i have to go to a rehearsal for a memorial service and this will be in my head the whole time now.
 
2013-04-23 10:15:23 AM
"I will apologize for  Armageddon," Bay said in the interview, "because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us."

And now we know why Armegeddon turned out to be a fun coherent action/romance film. So, the lesson here is to get Bay to do the opening, rush the second act, and have somebody else finish the movie.
 
2013-04-23 10:17:00 AM

GalFriday: I loved Armageddon.  Not in my top 10 movies or anything,  but it is a good guilty pleasure movie - like Practical Magic.


I while back, I was at a hotel while training, in bed, ready to go the fark to sleep. Before doing so, I made the tactical error or flipping through the tv to see if there was a Family Guy or Simpsons I wanted to watch before bed. All of a sudden, I saw Ed Harris laying his Distiguished Service Cross on a grave and thought, "Welp, The Rock's on, I'm not getting to sleep for a good two hours."
 
2013-04-23 10:19:58 AM
It was worth it for the MTT3K clip where Ben Affleck is playing with animal crackers on Liv Tyler and one of the guys says, "Do you think he does this with Matt?".
 
2013-04-23 10:24:24 AM
Apologize for attempting ninja turtles
 
2013-04-23 10:29:35 AM
Compared to all the transformer movies Armageddon is Oscar worthy.
 
2013-04-23 10:29:47 AM
Michael Bay to apolog....BOOM!!!!
 
2013-04-23 10:30:23 AM
Loved it when it came out and I'm sure I'd enjoy it if I watched it tomorrow.
 
2013-04-23 10:30:34 AM
Fun observation from an old college professor when Con Air came out, I'm paraphrasing:

"There are two kinds of people who watch movies, people who have a lot going on in their life and want to escape into simple spectacle, i.e. Con Air and others who have nothing going on in their life, want to actually see what feeling something looks like and have limited ability to construct a fresh idea outside of biased critique, i.e. Shakespeare in Love/Oliver!"

The first one is soooo wrong as the majority of the audience for films like that and Epic Movie are the basis for Idiocracy, but the second has merit.
 
2013-04-23 10:32:40 AM

MichiganFTL: Bring on the Michael Bay hate thread.

He doesn't need to apologize for Armageddon, we knew from the premise what we were getting into. Apologize for Transformers, Pearl Harbor and (i'm assuming) Ninja Turtles.

The Rock and BB are fine.


He's hiring Megan Fox to play April O'Neil, and plans to change their origin from mutants turtles to aliens, so he still has so much more to apologize for.
 
2013-04-23 10:34:54 AM
Armageddon's funny.
If anything, he needs to apologize for trying to keep the joke going. That style of humor is not for every film. Save it for Bad Boys, Mr. Bay.


As for Transformers, robot balls, whatever. Everything wrong with #2 was completely redeemed by the last half of Dark of the Moon.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Dude knows action. You can't deny that.
 
2013-04-23 10:35:47 AM
Hi, my name's TheLopper, and I love Armageddon.

/whew. Weight off my chest.
 
2013-04-23 10:36:36 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: plans to change their origin from mutants turtles to aliens


Last I heard, he switched it back. Don't have a citation, but this is Fark, I don't need citations!
 
2013-04-23 10:44:22 AM
Out of all of Michael Bay's movies, Pearl Harbor is the one he needs to apologize for the most.
 
2013-04-23 10:51:02 AM

PizzaJedi81: FuryOfFirestorm: plans to change their origin from mutants turtles to aliens

Last I heard, he switched it back. Don't have a citation, but this is Fark, I don't need citations!


According to wikipedia, I am aware it can not be trusted, but it looks terrible. To many founding characters changed. It should not be called Ninja Turtles let alone Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
 
2013-04-23 11:04:02 AM

Sybarite: Armageddon isn't even in the top five of Things Michael Bay Needs to Apologize For.


Through in two.
 
2013-04-23 11:15:57 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: MichiganFTL: Bring on the Michael Bay hate thread.

He doesn't need to apologize for Armageddon, we knew from the premise what we were getting into. Apologize for Transformers, Pearl Harbor and (i'm assuming) Ninja Turtles.

The Rock and BB are fine.

He's hiring Megan Fox to play April O'Neil, and plans to change their origin from mutants turtles to aliens, so he still has so much more to apologize for.


No, aliens end up causing radiation that mutates the turtles.

IMDB:
Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.

Now the Megan fox thing? If she's wearing a form-fitting, open-chested yellow jump suit? Fine. Whatever.
 
2013-04-23 11:25:30 AM

MichiganFTL: Bring on the Michael Bay hate thread.


I can't think of anyone in Hollywood more deserving.
 
2013-04-23 11:25:49 AM
Bay is responsible for Bad Boys?  Good.  Another thing to hate that SOB for.  He took the name of a perfectly good Sean Penn movie and shiat all over it so now I don't even know when it's on TV EVEN WHEN THEY LIST IT.

/That said, I'd still like to see Bay's new movie.  Could be big dumb fun.
 
2013-04-23 11:29:53 AM
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Armageddon.  Hell, I even have a copy of this:

juantadeo.files.wordpress.com
/argument, yours is invalid
 
2013-04-23 11:37:53 AM
I'd like Michael Bay to apologize for being a hyperactive ADHD idiot.  Seriously, none of the shots in his movies last more than 1/2 second. He must go through a couple of editing machines each movie.

Plus I dare you to find a single shot where the camera isn't moving. Every single friggin shot involves panning, zooming, dolly zooming, and up and down. (Forgive me, I'm not acinematographer so I don't know all the correct terms).   I'm not saying he needs to go all Kevin Smith and lock the camera down: but Christ on a cracker, chill the fark out.
 
2013-04-23 11:41:06 AM
I cry every time I see the end of armageddon.  There.  I said it.

ALso, that movie is hella fun, as was the rock.  All down hill since then. (pearl harbor came out after armageddon, right?)
 
2013-04-23 11:42:22 AM

PainInTheASP: He took the name of a perfectly good Sean Penn movie


There's your oxymoron post for the thread.

/not white knighting MB
//Sean Penn is possibly the most over-rated actor I have seen
 
2013-04-23 11:42:48 AM

mjohnson71: I'd like Michael Bay to apologize for being a hyperactive ADHD idiot.  Seriously, none of the shots in his movies last more than 1/2 second. He must go through a couple of editing machines each movie.

Plus I dare you to find a single shot where the camera isn't moving. Every single friggin shot involves panning, zooming, dolly zooming, and up and down. (Forgive me, I'm not acinematographer so I don't know all the correct terms).   I'm not saying he needs to go all Kevin Smith and lock the camera down: but Christ on a cracker, chill the fark out.


The Furnace scene in the Rock where Connery is rolling through there. The camera does change angles a few times but the cameras themselves are still for several frames. At least I remember the camera not moving at all.
 
2013-04-23 11:43:33 AM
Didn't Scarlett Johansson want to get nekkid for "The Island" and Michael Bay said no?

If true: damn the dude to the depths of Hell.
 
2013-04-23 11:57:30 AM

yves0010: he Furnace scene in the Rock where Connery is rolling through there. The camera does change angles a few times but the cameras themselves are still for several frames. At least I remember the camera not moving at all.


You know you have a problem when the best you can come up with is "the cameras themselves are still for several frames." I don't expect Children of Men style single camera shots for 15 minutes at a time, but goddamn. Michael Bay doesn't edit his movies with editing machines, he uses a goddamn chainsaw.

The Rock is the only somewhat acceptable piece of film MB has ever made. Transformers is a travesty, both of them. Armageddon? A 2 hour long Mtn Dew commercial. Bad Boys 2? One of the most nonsensical cinematic abortions I've ever seen. Pearl Harbor? Should qualify as treason. TMNT is the man's continued raping of my childhood, and I can't even bring myself to want to watch it on TNT(where Michael Bay movies go to die).
 
2013-04-23 12:00:30 PM

mjohnson71: Didn't Scarlett Johansson want to get nekkid for "The Island" and Michael Bay said no?

If true: damn the dude to the depths of Hell.


That's the word on the street.  And by far the #1 thing that Bay should be apologizing for, Armageddon isn't even on the list as far as I am concerned.

He apparently wanted to make sure The Island kept a PG-13 rating (even though there are a number of PG-13 movies with the boobs).  And even with that, hasn't he heard of Directors Cuts?  Edit from the big screen version, but then throw it on the dvd.
 
2013-04-23 12:02:41 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: PainInTheASP: He took the name of a perfectly good Sean Penn movie

There's your oxymoron post for the thread.

/not white knighting MB
//Sean Penn is possibly the most over-rated actor I have seen


Heh, I knew I'd take some flack for posting that.

<soapbox>
I LIKE THE MOVIE. DEAL WITH IT WORLD.
</soapbox>
 
2013-04-23 12:21:10 PM

yves0010: PizzaJedi81: FuryOfFirestorm: plans to change their origin from mutants turtles to aliens

Last I heard, he switched it back. Don't have a citation, but this is Fark, I don't need citations!

According to wikipedia, I am aware it can not be trusted, but it looks terrible. To many founding characters changed. It should not be called Ninja Turtles let alone Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


"Will Arnett has been cast in an unspecified role."

Da fark does this mean? Did Bay owe Arnett a favor or something?
 
2013-04-23 12:29:07 PM
Lump me in with the bunch that thinks that movie is a cheesy good time. I watched portions of it twice this weekend as it was on and I was doing chores. It's a very rewatchable movie.

I think Aramgeddon will always be measured against Deep Impact. To me, the latter makes the former look much better by comparison. Deep Impact was somewhat dull outside of the disaster scenes.
 
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